l'OM agree Gavanon loan move
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Stade Velodrome club confirmed on Friday that they were prepared to let the 22-year-old midfielder finish the season with the East Midlands outfit.
The Frenchman has had two trials at the City Ground over the last month and looks set to stay with Paul Hart's side, as they continue with their push for promotion to The Premiership.
Gavanon has fallen out of favour with l'OM and has been keen on a move to English football, having had previous trials last season at Oldham Athletic and Preston North End.
During his second trial with Forest, Gavanon was one of four European players that Hart ran the rule over.
Anderlecht's Davy Oyen, Twente Enschede's Ibad Muhamadu and Lyon's Julien Viale have all been trying to impress Hart with their abilities since joining on trial last week.
Forest themselves have confirmed that they hope to complete Gavanon's loan move by the end of the week.
A Forest spokesman told the club's official website: "Olympique Marseille have agreed to our request to take Benjamin on loan and we would hope to complete the deal before the end of this week."
Meanwhile, The FA have confirmed that manager Paul Hart has been charged with improper conduct and using abusive and/or insulting language towards a match official.
The charge relates to the December 21 victory over Reading at the City Ground, when Hart confronted referee Mark Cowburn after the match about the dismissal of Jack Lester.
Hart will have 14 days to respond to the charge.